Friday, September 17, 2010

Carpal Tunnel is Back



After four months, my carpal tunnel is back. I'm not sure why, but my carpal tunnel came back last night in full force.  The pain started in the afternoon, but by 8pm, the numbness hit and I knew what it was. Unfortunately, I get a very severe case of carpal tunnel. My fingers go completely numb...except for the pain.  What is really bad is that at night, I will wake up with my whole right arm numb and pain shooting down all the way to my elbow. For some reason, sitting up helps lesson the pain. After waking up three times in an hour, I finally moved into the living room and slept the rest of the night in my chair.  I still woke up several times, but I was able to get some sleep.  I may try going back to the chiropractor, because he helped me get rid of it last time. If that doesn't work this time, it is surgery for me...

UPDATE: I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. While it is daunting to be diagnosed with a life-long disease, I am glad to have a diagnosis. And, for me, a cure: Hurmira!

3 comments:

Vito and Gina said...

I would venture to guess that it is related to the 43 batches of cupcakes you've made in the last 4 days. ;)

Smalltown Girl said...

My colleagues said something similar...

Smalltown Girl said...

Come to find out...not carpel tunnel. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. It has a lot of the same symptoms.